Product Launch Manufacturing Engineering Manager

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atlanta, GA
$91,000 - $112,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Feb 27, 2017
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Our client is the world leader in their industry for over 30 years! 


  • Our client is one of the world's oldest and most recognized products
  • Owns almost 60% of the market 
  • Will do over $400m in global sales
  • Our client encourages a work environment for work life balance. They lead with empathy and encourage personal growth!
  • Undergoing significant investment into the company for growth 

ROLE – Manufacturing Engineering NPD Program Manager – NEW CREATED POSITION


This a key team member reporting to the Sr Engineering Manager.  


*Simplified job overview:


  • Must be willing and able to travel to MEXICO facility 20% of the time where portion of product assembly is being completed
  • Must be Engineering focused in degree and from a Manufacturing Environment with Assembly experience.
  • Must have strong Continuous Improvement / Lean experience with NPD
  • Must have A.P.Q.P. 2+ years experience
  • Green Belt Six Sigma or similar
  • PMP helpful but not required.
  • Must have NPD Launch experience (client launches multiple products annually)
  • proficient in project management tools such as Microsoft Project



Base 93-104k

Target Bonus 15%

Major Responsibilities

  • Participation in a Product development team from inception to manufacturing launch, including the DFMEA's through the PDP Process.
  • Lead in developing tooling standards and verification that sourced tooling meets established standards to include tool follow-up for assembly.
  • Coordinating Equipment/Manufacturing Reviews (Internal and Executive Reviews) with cross functional team with defined expectations and secures buy-off from internal customers on assembly strategy/processes.
  • Evaluate new processing methods technology for application purposes against new business opportunities.
  • Lead in make verses buy equipment decisions; assist in resolving supplier technical issues arising from deviation requests, design ambiguities and manufacturability.
  • Participate in developing tooling standards and verification that sourced tooling meets established standards to include tool follow-up for moulding and coatings.
  • Creation of Manufacturing flow charts and equipment capacity studies for all processes.
  • Lead for all new Program Capital Expenditures to include equipment / tooling / infrastructure.
  • Regular communications with program team as it relates to new program awards and status.
  • Support Sales initiatives to further develop Customer relationships and seek new business.
  • Good working knowledge of project information and project interdependencies in order to make informed decisions.
  • Meet your commitments ;confront and elevate issues timely
  • Assist in dimensional verification of components and finished product.
  • Coordinates pre-production activities with Operations to ensure assembly builds are carried out to meet program deliverables. Manage the product integrity of builds.
  • Participate in corrective actions for Customer complaints
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Education

  • Diploma or Degree in Industrial / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering required
  • Experience in an Integrated Product Development Team environment required.
  • Knowledge of Problem Solving methods (Red X, Six Sigma, 8D, etc.) required.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years Engineering and Manufacturing experience in the Automotive and/or Automotive Supply Base sector required (focus on Assembly Methods, Molding, Coating and Tooling an asset)

Skills and Competencies

  • Understanding of DFM (Design for Manufacturability) methods and processes.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing Techniques and variable / flexible standards.
  • Knowledge of Customer Specific requirements (TS16949 / ISO9000 / ISO 14001 / OHSMS) and industry Standards.
  • The ability to develop and maintain Program Status Reports and use reports as a Management Tool for performance monitoring against expectations.                                                 
  • Develop and update PFMEA and drive RPN reduction                              
  • Proven ability to create and execute project plans that have achieved the identified targets.         
  • Prepare and present Capital projects within project timing
  • Effective equipment delivery
  • Meets established targets; Safety and ergonomic standards; Established manufacturing standards; Incorporating lessons learned; Initial operation Instructions Sheets - SOS/JES and PM plans
  • A continuous improvement mentality and the ability to apply this personal capability and knowledge to the companies process, products, and associates (mentoring).
  • Excellent follow-up tools and mechanisms.
  • Review and analysis of data from Capability Studies
  • Print Tolerancing and GD&T.
  • Understanding of internal data acquisition system - Trans4M, QSI, Pro8

Work Environment

Normal amount of sitting and standing; Ability to move around an office environment and on the production floor; Ability to work at a computer workstation; Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach. Required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature. Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically.

Additional Information

  • Understanding of asset re-utilization and planning to limit additional requirements.
  • Understanding of Quote Capital Process and ROI.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Program Delivery Process (Gate Milestones) and associated expectations.
  • Highly motivated, self- directed, creative, innovative and people oriented person.
  • Able to multi-task on several fronts to meet Business Plan objectives.
  • Able to drive accountability down to team members through structured requirements, expectations and timelines.
  • Strong proficiency with AutoCAD and Microsoft office; including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Strong and varied interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates focus on meeting program commitments.
  • Good project management, planning and scheduling skills.
  • Aptitude for working with numbers with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to travel frequently to multiple locations on an as needed basis. Travel requirements will depend on location of project launch. Average location expected to be 70% HQ Atlanta, , 30% Mexico, and will fluctuate based on product launches.